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USA Today's 10 top kids apps of 2014

Posted by Tom on Dec 06, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Jack and the Beanstalk app has been included in USA Today’s list of the 10 top kids apps of 2014. Jinny Gudmundsen writes: “By combining storytelling with aspects of video gaming, this Jack and the Beanstalk app puts kids actively in charge of their reading experience. As players climb the vine with Jack and explore the giant’s castle, they hear a story narrated by talented child actors and see the words highlight. But kids can extend this narrative by tapping on the characters to hear them speak. The castle houses nine mini-games, including one where kids control Jack’s sneaking around the sleeping giant and another side-scrolling race where Jack is being chased by the now-awake behemoth. The ending varies, depending on how the player did in the games; so kids will want to read it again.” You can read the full list here.

"If we're not careful, literacy will become a historical blip"

Posted by Tom on Dec 05, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Kate Wilson has written an op-ed piece for The Telegraph on apps and digital reading, in response to recent research by the National Literacy Trust. You can read the full piece here.

Jack and the Beanstalk shortlisted for a Digital Book Award

Posted by Tom on Dec 05, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Jack and the Beanstalk app has been shortlisted for a Digital Book Award in the Children’s App category. The awards, which celebrate innovation in apps and ebook publishing, have previously recognised Cinderella (2012 winner), Rounds: Franklin Frog (2013 shortlistee) and Little Red Riding Hood (2014 shortlisted) in the same category, and the winners will be announced at the 2015 Digital Book World Conference & Expo in January.

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners shortlisted for The Blue Peter Book Award

Posted by Tom on Dec 04, 2014

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, by Pamela Butchart, has been shortlisted for The Blue Peter Book Award in the Best Story category. The winner of the award will be announced on Blue Peter on 5 March 2015, which is World Book Day.

Nosy Crow's Kate Wilson on the Bookseller 100

Posted by Tom on Nov 28, 2014

Kate Wilson, Nosy Crow’s founder and managing director, has been included in the sixth annual Bookseller 100, the compilation of the people who have had the biggest impact across the book trade in the past year. The Bookseller write: “Nosy Crow’s imaginative enhanced books for children have been netting it awards and shortlistings all year, including three titles on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlists, a Smarta 100 Award listing for Most Innovative Business, and a win at the Growing Business Awards. Wilson herself was named the Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person at the FutureBook Innovation Awards 2014, where Nosy Crow also won Best Children’s Fiction Digital Book, for Jack and the Beanstalk.

Now Crow named Young Company of the Year at the Growing Business Awards

Posted by Tom on Nov 26, 2014

Nosy Crow has been named Young Company of the Year at the Growing Business Awards. The awards, supported by the CBI and in association with Lloyds Bank, celebrate the very best of British business and the entrepreneurs that power some of the fastest-growing UK companies.

Weasels is one of the School Library Journal's Best Books of 2014

Posted by Tom on Nov 24, 2014

Weasels, the debut picture book by author-illustrator Elys Dolan, has been included in School Library Journal’s list of the Best Books of 2014. SLJ write, “Uproarious antics unfold in frisky cartoon spreads as not-so-smart minions, mad scientists, and a monocled mastermind scurry for a solution.” You can read the full Best-of list here.

Kate Wilson named Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person at the FutureBook Innovation Awards

Posted by Tom on Nov 14, 2014

Nosy Crow has won two FutureBook Innovation Awards at this year’s FutureBook Conference: Best Children’s Fiction Digital Book, for the Jack and the Beanstalk app, which judges described as “charming, witty and compulsive”, and Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person, awarded to Nosy Crow’s founder and managing director, Kate Wilson. The full list of award winners can be read here.

"How to Innovate": Nosy Crow in The Times

Posted by Tom on Nov 13, 2014

Nosy Crow has been featured in the latest edition of The Times’ SME supplement, “How to Innovate” – you can read the full profile here.